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Taking Responsibility for Political Violence

Robert Creamer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert Creamer

Right wing talk show hosts and Republican leaders must shoulder the responsibility for the outbreak of threats and violence that has accompanied this week's passage of health insurance reform.

The Tea Party's Impossible Anti-Government Dream

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

The recent outsized importance given to a small band of anti-government activists only sets up an epic struggle between Big Government Obama and the Angry Anti-Tax crowd. As usual, we ignore the majority in the middle.

Beyond the GOP Lies -- Slurs and Insults From the Right-Roots

Howie Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Howie Klein

Ever talk to a teabagger? I did -- lots of them. They're overwhelmingly racists and overwhelmingly angry and overwhelmingly... brainwashed.

You Say You Want a Revolution

Daniel Cluchey | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Cluchey

Who starts a large-scale, mad-as-hell anti-tax movement at a time when taxes are at historic lows? People who have been misinformed.

Sam Stein

Armey: Tom Tancredo Is A 'Destructive' Force On The GOP | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

For the second time in as many weeks, former House Majority Leader Dick Armey -- who has become the corporate personification of the Tea Party movemen...

You and What Armey?

Harry Moroz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Harry Moroz

The Tea Party is falling short electorally because it is built on a false premise: that political engagement can be purely oppositional, purely deconstructive.

'Freedom' and Faux Populism

Tina Dupuy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tina Dupuy

Really when freedom is invoked by the GOP it means liberty for corporations. It's big government getting out of the way so big business can step up.

The CPAC Rodeo Roundup

Kara Vallow | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kara Vallow

I don't really care about CPAC during the Olympics cycle, but like a horrific car-crash featuring asphalt liberally -- yeah, liberally -- smeared with brains and viscera, I can't tear my eyes away from it either.

CPAC: The Right Wing Olympics

Tom Andrews | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Tom Andrews

The more Americans know the truth about those being showcased at CPAC, the more they might think twice before being taken in by their focus group driven campaign commercials and casting their votes this fall.

Postcards From the Edge (And by Edge, I Mean CPAC)

Karl Frisch | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Karl Frisch

Anyone who has followed The Conservative Political Action Conference over the years isn't surprised by the antics on display at its 2010 incarnation -- the crazy continues.

Phyllis Schlafly Drooling on My Shoulder and Other CPAC Memories

Lea Lane | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Lea Lane

The plane took off, and after awhile Schlafly's tightly coiffed head was resting on my shoulder. She lightly snored. Her usually vituperative red mouth was slightly open. And she was drooling.

The GOP's Stealth Scandal: A Government Shutdown (Part Deux)

Rob Diamond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Rob Diamond

The Republican Party has made the scandalous decision to shut down the legislative branch in a time of national crisis.

Who Will Get Out the Vote for Democrats in 2010?

Thomas de Zengotita | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas de Zengotita

Will all the "persons of the year" who made Obamamania happen get out and work long hours to stem the reactionary tide in 2010? If they do, it will have to be for the cause. The story won't be about them any more.

Tea Time Etiquette 101 With Sarah Palin

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Comedy
Michael B. Laskoff

I've spent the day giving careful thought to six simple rules of right conduct -- pun intended -- which will ensure that you don't accidentally embarrass yourself at a Twenty-First Century Tea Party .

Why the Tea Party Movement Opposes a Man Who Cut Taxes On 95% of Tax Payers

Richard M. Benjamin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Richard M. Benjamin

Neglected in all the fevered conversation around the Tea Party movement's meteoric rise is any useful reflection on what the cause and this figurehead stand for: white racial resentment.

Dick Armey Discusses the State of the Nation, and the GOP

David Brody | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Brody

According to Dick Armey, President Obama "has scared America so much that today he has put in the bag at least 15 Republican House victories in the House of Representatives" -- no thanks to the GOP though.

There is No Tea Party; Just a Tea Purge of GOP Moderates

Wayne Besen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Wayne Besen

The more I read about the Tea Party, the more it becomes clear that this is nothing more than a Great Tea Purge of Republican moderates and independent thinkers. This process was already underway for years.

Arianna Debates Future Of Capitalism At "Clash Of The Titans" (VIDEO)

Huff TV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Huff TV

On October 30th, 2009 Arianna participated in a debate about the future of capitalism at Regent University. The debate was the University's seventh f...

New Rule Suggestion for Bill Maher: Afghan War Supporters Must Walk the Walk to Be Heard

Paul Abrams | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

We should all be damned if we allow a group of cowards to cheerlead other peoples' children to their deaths or permanent injuries again without first putting themselves in the thick of battle.

Tea Party Movement Plans 2010 Caucus

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Tea Party movement hopes to calm dissension in its ranks in time for an April meeting of what is being called the Patriot Caucus.

Conservatives Want Republican Purge Trials

Thomas Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Thomas Frank

For years, conservatives have railed against "Republicans in Name Only." But recently, the GOP's leaders have decided that nothing is more healthful in such a situation than hacking off a limb or two.

Tea Baggers Get Kicked Where It Hurts

Kristina Wilfore | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Kristina Wilfore

Out of all of the election results from yesterday, the anti-tax ballot measures in Maine and Washington (known as TABOR) provide a better political tea leaf into voter attitudes going into the 2010 election cycle than anything else.

Obama Strikes Back -- First Year Agenda, Phase III

Michael B. Laskoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Michael B. Laskoff

Phase III: Obama Strikes Back. The Republicans are still leaderless and teabaggers have hung up their Lipton for the winter. Meanwhile, two-thirds of Americans still want health care reform.

Anatomy of the Tea Party Movement: Tea Party Patriots

Alex Brant-Zawadzki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Alex Brant-Zawadzki

The Tea Party Patriots considers the Tea Party Express to be astroturf, although its founder Amy Kremer recently switched sides from the Tea Party Patriots to the Tea Party Express.

How Sarah Palin and Tea Partiers Are Blowing Up the GOP

Susan J. Demas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Susan J. Demas

When extremists are a (vocal) minority, reasonable Republicans and independents come out of the woodwork. And the spoils go to the Democrats, who look comparatively sane.